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'Green Lantern #0' introduces new Muslim Arab-American super hero - a major milestone in comics
New York Daily News ^ | September 4, 2012

Posted on 09/04/2012 6:34:18 PM PDT by SMGFan

Simon Baz is a Lebanese American hero from Dearborn, Michigan Meet the new Green Lantern, a Muslim-American who wears an Arabic tattoo on the same arm as his power ring.

DC Comics is introducing its newest superhero in “Green Lantern #0” Wednesday — and Simon Baz is likely to be turning comic book fans’ heads faster than a speeding bullet.

“In general, when you think about Arabs and Muslims in main roles in pop culture, they’re always the villains,” said Linda Sarsour, executive director of the Arab American Association of New York. “We're always the hijackers. We're always the bad people that the good American soldiers or CIA is trying to fight.

“To finally have the opportunity where the Arab-American can be the super hero, to be the one who saves people, is a lot more powerful an image.”

Longtime readers don’t have to panic, however: Hal Jordan, the Green Lantern usually headlining the series, wasn’t bumped off. He’s just stuck in a sort of limbo with his old frenemy, Sinestro, in an ongoing plotline.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/green-lantern-0-introduces-new-muslim-arab-american-super-hero-a-major-milestone-comics-article-1.1151433#ixzz25YSi1Axt

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TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Books/Literature
KEYWORDS: boycotttimewarner; dccomics; dearbornistan; greenlantern; politicalcorrectness; pravdamedia; rapingmychildhood; revisionisthistory; simonbaz; timelies
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1 posted on 09/04/2012 6:34:22 PM PDT by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

So is his power the ability to explode and then recombine himself?


2 posted on 09/04/2012 6:37:15 PM PDT by RaisingCain
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To: SMGFan
"Simon Baz is a Lebanese American hero from Dearborn, Michigan...who wears an Arabic tattoo..."

Tattoos are haram. If this was real, his fellow muzzies would chop off the arm.

3 posted on 09/04/2012 6:39:04 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: SMGFan

Oh dear. Didn’t the Green Lantern come out as gay a couple of months back?


4 posted on 09/04/2012 6:39:15 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

Yes.

He made the mistake of flying through Dearborn. :)


5 posted on 09/04/2012 6:40:45 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: La Lydia

A different lantern , alternate reality etc. There are so many.


6 posted on 09/04/2012 6:41:24 PM PDT by SMGFan (SMGfan is not "Sub Machine Gun" fan)
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To: La Lydia
Didn’t the Green Lantern come out as gay a couple of months back?

Yep, he's a homo too. So he's a gay Muslim Arab American. I feel certain the Islamic community will be overjoyed at this turn of events.

7 posted on 09/04/2012 6:42:53 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: SMGFan
“In general, when you think about Arabs and Muslims in main roles in pop culture, they’re always the villains,” said Linda Sarsour, executive director of the Arab American Association of New York. “We're always the hijackers. We're always the bad people that the good American soldiers or CIA is trying to fight. “To finally have the opportunity where the Arab-American can be the super hero, to be the one who saves people, is a lot more powerful an image.”

He's being silly. Muslims are NEVER the villains in popular culture. It's only on the evening news that Muslims are the villains, and there the events are described as "isolated incidents".

8 posted on 09/04/2012 6:44:51 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: SMGFan; Impy; GOPsterinMA; fieldmarshaldj; Cyber Liberty; Perdogg; metmom; AuntB; cripplecreek; ...

“He’s faster than a speeding assassin’s bullt!
More powerful than a suicide bomber’s explosive dynamite belt!
Able to commit multiple honor killings in a few swipes of his sword!
Look, it’s a gorilla, it’s a neanderthal! No, it’s SUPER-TERRORIST!!!!!!!!!”

Maybe I’m being flip, but what else can I do, smash my terminal? I never imagined that the comic book industry would fall to political correctness. Things have to change soon or our very future is in doubt.


9 posted on 09/04/2012 6:45:04 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama and Company lied, the American economy died)
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To: SMGFan

Watch as he battles the TEA Party and takes 6 year old wives!


10 posted on 09/04/2012 6:47:26 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Joe 6-pack

it is also haram, to even be friends, with non-muslims.
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not to mention, that it is impossible to even go to the moon... let alone other planets... ;)


11 posted on 09/04/2012 6:47:58 PM PDT by Elendur (It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: SMGFan
Think he's been out for awhile now.


12 posted on 09/04/2012 6:49:22 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Congrats to Ted Kennedy! He's been sober for two years now!!)
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To: SMGFan

So why does someone welding the most powerful weapon in the universe need a gun?

13 posted on 09/04/2012 6:49:42 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: SMGFan

what does he do? convince young muslims to tie bombs around themselves and blow themselves up in restaurants?

maybe he has some super powers and he does it himself and walks out unscathed?

does he behead those that disagree with him?

does he behead women that are unfaithful?

does he behead anyone that turns Christian and walks away from the false god “allah”?

if you want to portray that, make it real. muslim fairytales that they are the religion of “peace”.

Jesus said you would know them by their “fruits”.

their fruits are rotten.

sorry i am politically incorrect.

Blessings, bobo


14 posted on 09/04/2012 6:50:02 PM PDT by bobo1
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To: La Lydia
Oh dear. Didn’t the Green Lantern come out as gay a couple of months back?

That's what I was thinking, too.

That would pose a dilemma. Would he be required to execute his self for being gay?

15 posted on 09/04/2012 6:50:07 PM PDT by Washi (The secret ingredient in a Chick-Fil-A sandwich is liberal outrage. Delicious.)
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To: Bratch

I had the exact same thought when I saw the image. “You’re wearing the most powerful weapon in the universe on your right hand. Why in the world do you have a gun?”


16 posted on 09/04/2012 6:50:44 PM PDT by Optimus Prime (Do liberals even qualify as sentient beings?)
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To: Washi

Different guy. That one’s a blonde white man from a parallel universe.


17 posted on 09/04/2012 6:53:22 PM PDT by Optimus Prime (Do liberals even qualify as sentient beings?)
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To: SMGFan

With online printing and such nowadays, there are so many alternatives to the big names in comics, and I do think it takes a chunk out of their business, with which I’m perfectly happy. If Marvel and especially DC continue down this path, they’ll consistently lose more and more readers.


18 posted on 09/04/2012 6:54:15 PM PDT by Thorliveshere
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To: SMGFan
“In general, when you think about Arabs and Muslims in main roles in pop culture, they’re always the villains,” said Linda Sarsour, executive director of the Arab American Association of New York.

“We're always the hijackers. We're always the bad people that the good American soldiers or CIA is trying to fight.

Forget about pop culture. She just described REALITY.

19 posted on 09/04/2012 6:56:25 PM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: SMGFan

Is there any religious super heroes other then this guy that is about to get his head chopped by Islam?


20 posted on 09/04/2012 6:57:13 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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To: SMGFan
Looks as if he's going to fight Superman in the near future.


21 posted on 09/04/2012 6:57:39 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: SMGFan

I much rather read “Pigman”. Its about a superhero who fights jihad.


22 posted on 09/04/2012 7:01:18 PM PDT by Nateman (If liberals are not screaming you are doing it wrong!)
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To: SMGFan

Is bacon his Kryptonite?


23 posted on 09/04/2012 7:04:09 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: SMGFan

I stopped reading comics long ago, and this is one of the reasons why. Political correctness has made huge inroads into the world of comics.


24 posted on 09/04/2012 7:05:37 PM PDT by ducttape45
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To: Clintonfatigued; All

“Things have to change soon or our very future is in doubt.”

You ain’t kiddin’.

Civil War 2, anyone?


25 posted on 09/04/2012 7:07:42 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (The Glove don't fit.)
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To: Bratch
"So why does someone welding the most powerful weapon in the universe need a gun?"

He uses it as flash light because Allah will not allow any advancements.

He isn't much of a follower of Islam with all the Haraam a Tattoo, hanging out with other non-Muslims green lantern buddies. These people at DC Comics don't know the first thing about Islam then make a cartoon image of this atrocity of Islam. Are they trying to get their head removed or what?

26 posted on 09/04/2012 7:14:19 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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To: SMGFan
so he's a fag AND a goathumper???
27 posted on 09/04/2012 7:15:53 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: SMGFan

28 posted on 09/04/2012 7:18:38 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Chode

29 posted on 09/04/2012 7:25:38 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: SMGFan

So DC Comics doesn’t have to pay taxes now?


30 posted on 09/04/2012 7:28:08 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: SMGFan

I miss the days when Superman kicked commie ass.


31 posted on 09/04/2012 7:32:42 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Communist Party = Democrats. Socialist Party = Republicans. WE NEED A CAPITALIST FREEDOM PARTY!)
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To: Bratch
a real flaming queer that gets to hump goats now too...
32 posted on 09/04/2012 7:40:41 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: SMGFan

Archie came out with a GAY character two years ago.

I’m serious.

Stay tuned for, “Mighty Molester” maybe....?


33 posted on 09/04/2012 7:43:30 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: SMGFan

Oh dear God!

When will it end. Everything American is being totally ruined!!!!

A muslim tatoo over his ring?!

I already hated Marvell, I saw clearly even at 10 they were total communist sympathizers (X-Men).

But DC had always been somewhat normal.

Well another bunch of movies I can’t support anymore. Glad I saw the last Batman before I read this.

No joke, this makes me want to puke. If your Muslim, you believe in total anti-American things, period.

You cannot be, in ANY definition of the word a super “hero”.

Ahhhh!!!! All the other hopeless people of the world have here to run away to. We have no where, now THAT’s true HOPELESSNESS.

I feel it stronger every day, it’s not a good feeling.

Though, I see a pretty big market niche. Normal (not even necessarily blatant) comic books with normal heroes.

I think I may just start that company.


34 posted on 09/04/2012 7:47:25 PM PDT by Individual Rights in NJ (Infidel Inside)
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To: SMGFan
“In general, when you think about Arabs and Muslims in main roles in pop culture, they’re always the villains,” said Linda Sarsour, executive director of the Arab American Association of New York.

That's because, when you hear about a muslim in the real world, that is also true.

No Nobel prize winners in science or math among that bunch!

35 posted on 09/04/2012 7:51:51 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: Bratch
The artist gave him the wrong weapon. He needs a DULL, rusty butcher's knife that he can use to cut the heads off of all us so-called "Infidels" while screeching "Allah Akbar" at the top of his lings.

Wait till this crazy Muslim Green Lantern finds out the other Green Lantern is a flaming, homosexual, sodomite who isn't into screwing goats. He can turn his knife on killing his other self! There is a joke in there somewhere but no one is laughing. We are living in a perverse, sick world where even comic book heroes have now been perverted.

I can see it now, this new "Muslim Green Lantern" will have whole comic books dedicated to teaching impressionable young "skulls full of mush" how to build, wear and explode suicide vests... sorry only one to a customer. How to beat your wife into submission. The joys of fighting Christians, Jews and so-called "infidels" and dying for Allah in Jihad so that they can enter the perverse, pornographic Muslim "paradise" where they are promised perpetual hard-ons so that they can screw their 72 nubile doe-eyed virgins, and all the little boys they want, for all of eternity. The ecstasy of worshiping a black ROCK. The art of cutting off hands and feet and crucifying Christians, Jews and everyone else Shariah Law deems worthy of maiming or death. Muslim Greenie can lecture readers on the proper place of women, how to cut out their clitoris in order to keep them in line. How to rape "infidel women" who have the audacity to be out at night without a male escort or who are stupid enough to be out in public without a veil. The joy of having sex with your 9 year old child-bride". The best way to slit the throats of airline stewardesses and pilots using a simple box cutter. The most effective way to fly airlines into "Infidel" skyscrapers. How to slaughter multitudes of "Infidel" school children in the name of Allah. The sin and danger of eating bacon or having wine with a meal. The best way to kill pastors, bomb churches and lock Christians into churches and burn them all to death. The list of potential perverse Islamic Muslim atrocities and material is endless. The Muslim Green-Lantern-Killer writers will have work for years to come. But my Christian, American family and I will never again support DC Comics or their company with one thin dime of profit.

Islam is a Satanic death cult that has been a scourge upon all the earth ever since Mad Mohammed started it in order to fulfill his own wicked lust for wealth and power over the masses.

Someone on FR PLEASE post Winston Churchill's critique of Islam. The idiots at DC Comics need a history lesson... TAGLINE.

36 posted on 09/04/2012 7:52:03 PM PDT by Jmouse007 (Lord deliver us from evil, in Jesus name, amen.)
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To: SMGFan

Yet another reason never to buy another comic book. Its not enough the promote the gay agenda. Now its a filthy muslim as a “superhero.” What does he use his power ring for? To kill Israeli schoolchildren? Brutally oppress women? Destroy western democratic institutions? This is another example of left wing popular entertainment dragging this country down into the toilet.

I predict the muslim Green Lantern will be just as popular as the gay Green Lantern. The free market will speak loudly and clearly. Maybe the Kenyan Caliph will have to bail out DC Comics before President Romney takes office.


37 posted on 09/04/2012 7:55:12 PM PDT by Astronaut
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To: Lazamataz

I miss the days when Superman kicked nazi ass! (kicked commie ass works for me also tho)!!


38 posted on 09/04/2012 8:05:34 PM PDT by bobby.223 (Retired high up in the mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a GREAT life!)
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To: Jmouse007
Someone on FR PLEASE post Winston Churchill's critique of Islam. The idiots at DC Comics need a history lesson... TAGLINE

This one?

”How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property – either as a child, a wife, or a concubine – must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.
Thousands become the brave and loyal soldiers of the Queen: all know how to die but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilisation of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilisation of ancient Rome.”
Winston Churchill, The River War?

39 posted on 09/04/2012 8:10:56 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: publius911

Thanks, that is excactly what I was talking about. Too bad the only reality/history DC Comics understand is their own alternate reality.


40 posted on 09/04/2012 8:15:01 PM PDT by Jmouse007 (Lord deliver us from evil, in Jesus name, amen.)
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To: SMGFan

Screw this. Green Lantern is gay, now he’s a muslim?

Guess next he’ll be having gender reassignment surgery and marrying a push broom.


41 posted on 09/04/2012 8:27:02 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Bratch

Well this version looks like a muslim terrorist in a male burka, and he also managed to still make him gay, too.


42 posted on 09/04/2012 8:29:07 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: ducttape45

I gave it up in the 90s when it was clear that the whole mutant line of comics was really a front for homosexuality. They were portraying mutants and all that suffering from the same “persecution” as gays, etc.


43 posted on 09/04/2012 8:33:00 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Secret Agent Man
Simon Baz is the Lebanese Muslim Green Lantern of Earth-1.

Alan Scott is the gay Green Lantern of Earth-2.

The Muslim GL of Earth-1 is going to fight Superman.

The gay GL of Earth-2 is going to take Superman's place.

It's quite confusing.

44 posted on 09/04/2012 8:52:23 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: SMGFan
Dearbornistan?


45 posted on 09/04/2012 9:16:05 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: Pollster1
He's being silly. Muslims are NEVER the villains in popular culture. It's only on the evening news that Muslims are the villains, and there the events are described as "isolated incidents".

We are told that Osama Bin Laden did not follow REAL Islam, then when he is killed, our president sees to it that he has an official Islamic funeral at our expense so as not to irritate the Islamic communities around the world.

Obama lied, people died.

46 posted on 09/04/2012 9:18:38 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: SMGFan

Whats his name the green turbin?


47 posted on 09/04/2012 9:31:24 PM PDT by nomad
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To: ducttape45
Political correctness has made huge inroads into the world of comics.

Yep.


48 posted on 09/04/2012 9:43:13 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: SMGFan

Simon Baz — perhaps he’s a CHRISTIAN arab-American?


49 posted on 09/05/2012 12:29:45 AM PDT by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Unnngh.


50 posted on 09/05/2012 2:13:12 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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